Write up your street: reporters wanted for Civil Service Local

We are recruiting enthusiastic people to report on the Civil Service Local programme and its events and individual projects in the North West. As a reporter you will interview people, take photographs and write stories for our blog site and other publications. This is an exciting and important role: You will show how we deliver better services for citizens and developmental opportunities for colleagues, and you will experience cross-government working at first hand.

You would also develop yourself, build your capability and make new contacts with colleagues across the Civil Service in the North West. We are currently looking for people to cover Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Cumbria.

We won’t expect you to be the finished article straight away: You will be supported by our experienced communications professionals to help you produce interesting, informative and engaging stories for our core audience of Civil Servants and interested citizens. This will include tips on interviewing, writing and taking interesting, relevant photos, and feedback if your piece has been edited.

The commitment is flexible, and we would work with you so you could report on events in your locality, which would in turn help the Communications Team to cover the North West region fully. We will provide as much notice as possible of upcoming events to ensure the role is flexible and fits in with your business area’s needs. There could be times when there aren’t any events planned in your region, which is when you may be asked to help with other tasks to support the Communications team.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, discuss it with your line manager before applying. Your business area would have to meet all travel and subsistence costs.

If you would like any more information, you can phone me on 07775411048 . If you decide to apply, please send me your your application by email, with a few lines about what skills and experience you can bring to the role and what you would like to get out of it.

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